Monthly Archives: September 2012

Impressive: Mickey Straub & His `50 Capitols in 50 Days’ Effort

Starting about a month ago, my husband, Matt, has been helping get some media coverage for Mickey Straub, including a front-page story in the Daily Herald. I’ve only met Mickey a few times, but Matt always gets a kick out…

We Can Get Dreaming Again

Dream on Dream on Dream on Dream until your dreams come true. -Aerosmith Kids are great dreamers. Then, somewhere along the line, that part of us tends to fade into the background. But it’s not an irreversible condition. We can…

It’s a Rap: Mom-and-Dad Team Elevate the Mundane Via Music

Usually I’m not a fan of self-congratulatory media of how hard parenthood is. But this video actually has some good lyrics and a nice beat, and made me chuckle more than once. Enjoy!

Terry Felber & Dave Ramsey Partner On ‘The Legend of the Monk and the Merchant’

“Understand the Power of Partnership.” That’s the last—but not the least—of the 12 Principles contained in The Legend of the Monk and the Merchant: Twelve Keys to Successful Living, an excellent book by Terry Felber that was first published in…

Life Isn’t A Scripted Performance, Work to Improve Your ‘Improv’

One of improvisational theater’s biggest rules is affirmation. You never contradict or deny what a fellow performer has just said or done. And you find a way, no matter what, to build on it. As an example, if your partner were…

Dignity: The Priceless Benefit That Transforms Work Into Worth

I was at a dinner recently, joining my husband as he was among those being recognized and thanked for hosting an intern at his business. The organization had placed 36 teens at more than 20 companies in and around Chicago…

Amway Bridges Gap Between ‘Worker Bee’ & Entrepreneur

Throwing around the term “entrepreneur” is like tossing Monopoly money in the air: it’s easy to do and bears only a faint resemblance to the real deal. Sometimes, when I hear folks refer to themselves or someone else as an…

Amway Settles Part of eBay Suit, Although Questions Still Linger

There’s a cordial conclusion, at least in part, in the aftermath of Amway filing a lawsuit against three individuals who had been selling the company’s products on eBay. In July, I blogged about the topic in a piece bearing the…